|The Triangle Go Group||Staying Connected for Over 50 Years|
Join us for our first live face-to-face tournament in well over a year, at Umstead State Park, on Sunday, July 11. Players older than 12 years old must be vaccinated to participate in this tournament. Masks are encouraged but not required. Hand sanitizer will be available. We'll play 4 rounds, beginning promptly at 9:00 AM and wrapping up around 5:30 PM. Lunch will be provided onsite courtesy of the Triangle Go Group. The entrance fee is $20, $10 for students and youth 18 or younger, and all entry fees will be returned as prize money. You must register online before 6 PM, Saturday, July 10, so that the first round pairing can be ready Sunday for a prompt start. Walk-ins or late registrants will not be able to play until round two.
Shelter #2 is at the Reedy Creek entrance to the park. To get to the Reedy Creek entrance coming from Durham, take I-40 to exit 287 (Cary/Harrison Ave) and turn left onto N. Harrison Ave, crossing the I-40 overpass. The Reedy Creek entrance is less than 1/4 mile. To get to the Reedy Creek entrance coming from Raleigh, take I-40 to exit 287 (Cary/Harrison Ave) and turn right onto N. Harrison Ave. The Reedy Creek entrance is less than 1/8 mile. After you enter the parking area, continue straight into the area to the far right corner. The shelter is located about 20 yards south of the parking lot. We will have signs posted to help you locate the site. The location is on the Cary side of Umstead Park and is accessible via I-40 to Harrison Avenue. Do not use the Umstead entrance on US Hwy 70. There is no connection to the Reedy Creek entrance from US Hwy 70.
After successfully completing the registration form below you should receive an email message confirming your registration, so please enter your email address correctly. If you do not receive the email confirmation, please email email@example.com for a confirmation. Check in begins Sunday morning at 8:40 AM, and the first round will begin at 9:00. The tournament should wrap up by 5:30 PM.
Time settings will be 45 minutes main time, with 5 byo-yomi periods of 30 seconds each. This is an AGA rated tournament.
Participants should enter at their actual AGA ratings unless given approval by the Tournament Director. Unrated entrants will be assigned a temporary rating after review by a strong player and approval by the Tournament Director. Unrated players will be paired at the sole discretion of the Tournament Director. Please make a note in the Comments section, below, if you are unrated or wish to self-promote.
Handicaps will follow the formula used in the self-paired tournament at the US Go Congress based on difference of rating, e.g. 7.5 points komi for ratings difference of 0.6 or less, 0.5 points komi for difference of 0.6 to 1.5, 2 stones handicap for difference of 1.6 to 2.5, 3 stones for difference of 2.6 to 3.5, etc. The open section will be all even games if we get enough strong players.
Entry costs are $20 for adults and $10 for youths and students. Please renew your AGA membership online before the tournament. You must be a current AGA member to participate, and AGA membership or renewal forms will be available at the tournament. Please see the AGA website for information on AGA membership prices and their online form for new registrations or renewals. Ties will be resolved by SOS scores.
Lunch will be provided onsite . Please note any dietary restrictions in the comments section of the registration form.